Tuesday, July 19, 2005

Taiwan ex-lawmaker gets jail term for raping Filipina maid

July 08, 2005
Updated 03:16pm (Mla time)
Agence France-Presse


TAIPEI--A former Taiwanese lawmaker received a four-year jail term Friday for sexually assaulting his maid from the Philippines, a court official said.Fung Hu-hsiang, a former lawmaker from the pro-reunification New Party, was convicted of raping his Filipino maid who returned home last year soon after filing the charge.

Fung, who remains free pending an appeal, has insisted he is innocent and claims the maid made up the story.

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